Line of Sight - Official Trailer 23

It's no secret I'm not fully on board when it comes to fixie riding. However, this video puts it into a whole new light... burly, intense light. OMG.

Line Of Sight is a rare view into underground bicycle messenger racing which has become a global phenomenon. For over a decade Lucas Brunelle has been riding with the fastest, most skilled urban cyclists around the world while capturing all the action with his customized helmet cameras to bring you along for the ride.

This is bike riding like you've never seen before, in gripping first-person perspective through the most hectic city streets, on expressways in Mexico City, over the frozen Charles River, under the Mediterranean Sea, across the Great Wall of China and deep into the jungles of Guatemala.

Directed and Edited by Benny Zenga, Line of Sight is 60 minutes of the best Lucas Brunelle footage, with titles by Futura 2000, plus extras, outtakes, and a 40 page art book featuring photography and spoke cards from a decade of Alleycat races around the world. Get the DVD at: lucasbrunelle.com

"Lucas Brunelle goes for it. If you want to see what it's like to play a live game of 'frogger', on a bike, with only one life, check out Line Of Sight." - Mat Hoffman
Credit: Zenga Bros

970biking 6/14/2012 7:39 AM

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Get some brakes idiots. I was racing some smelly ass hipster on a fixie yesterday and came up to a busy intersection. I mashed my brakes and slowed, he almost got T-boned by two taxis because he couldn't stop. I laughed my ass off. Wasn't fixed gear with no brakes originally made to keep track racers from stopping and smashing into each other? Seems like a logical choice for racing through traffic.

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I've been bike-commuting to work nearly every day for 15 years and of course there are complete a$$holes on both sides, but it's a bit of a chicken and egg situation isn't it? Most people just want to get where they're going, and mutual respect goes a long way.

Regardless, it's 100% cowardly to retaliate to a *harmless* gesture/noise by riding like a goon and endangering all the other people around you. You're not taking responsibility for shit! If someone threatens YOUR safety, then report them or confront them directly.

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I have participated in races like this in the past and at risk of sounding crass, I don't give a rats ass about the drivers. Most drivers don't care about my safety anyway as exemplified by the honks and fingers I get when I'm obeying traffic laws. The world is a dangerous place and we ALL take risks daily (downhill racing, jumping, or walking in traffic for that matter). I take responsibility for my actions. If you hit me, that's probably my fault. The risk is the rush, just like other types of aggressive bike riding. So if you see my weaving in traffic, go ahead and honk or yell. I don't care.

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I was going to make a post and rail against this idiocy. But you all beat me to it. I think that we all agree that we don't need this kind of crap on a mountain bike site.

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This looks like it should be an episode of Portlandia, although, Portlandia is good.

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This is another one of those things where it all could go terribly wrong so easily. I think even they would agree that no one needs to be oh so sorry when they get squashed by a car since thats exactly the thrill of it. But I bet all these dimwits care about is trying to avoid these big evil motorists while not thinking about the consequences an accident could have for a third party, such as pedestrians. A car avoiding one of these idiots still needs to go somewhere, and if it hits someone who happens to be in that spot its game over....Who in their right mind would take a tense and dangerous situation like city traffic and add a dose of absolute chaos, just for his own enjoyment and adrenaline? Yeah surely its fun, yeah surely if you get hit, its your own problem after all, but you cant deny that other, innocent people might easily get hurt, too. Its absolutely irresponsible and self-centered.

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I don't think they are expecting remorse, they would probably be ready to exact revenge though. But in the case of the 70 year old man that got killed in the crosswalk in SF a couple of weeks ago, remorse and justice are gonna be two different things. Gotta watch out for old asian people, they will invariably move the wrong direction when trying to avoid them at high speed...

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Seriously... these d-bag hipster tools should not be glorified in any way. Using innocent people for you own personal slalom course is straight up COWARDLY!

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Aggressive racing is always a good time/show - however, I think the lack of regard for the general public is quite stupid. Watching this video, I know fully understand the animosity that so many people feel towards cyclists, particularly in the city. There is having fun, and then there is having fun as the expense of others; this is the latter in my opinion. Cool footage regardless though.

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Haha, that looks like a blast but half the time it seems that being skilled takes a backseat to being plain lucky.

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Yeah, you hyped that up a little more than necessary. Or maybe I've seen to many videos like this before.

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The di%khead factor is so high with this. If one of these guys rode out in front of me and I hit them. I would kick them while they were on the ground for damaging my car.

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whoa! so much conflicting emotion with this teaser! love the gnar factor and dont-give-a-f#$k attitude but at the same time, i wouldn't feel one ounce of remorse if one of these riders darted out in front of my car and got squished. intense!

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